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“Don’t go if your disabled, no lift!!”
Review of Ilkley Toy Museum

Ilkley Toy Museum
Ranked #9 of 13 things to do in Ilkley
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Arrived to first of all to be told it’s cash only and they don’t take cards.
One room with display in and then 2 rooms upstairs with displays. There is no lift up the stairs so struggled with a pram.
Very small with not much to see. Should I boy charge £1 per person at the most.
Don’t make a special visit to Ilkley just to see this like we did, ok if your already there!

Thank misshaightobe
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Laura S, Owner at Ilkley Toy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hi, thank you for taking your time to review us. I'm sorry you felt your trip wasn't worthwhile! Visitors all take different times to go round the museum, some an hour and others up to 2-3 hours! We are always willing to help lift prams upstairs or keep them downstairs. There is a cash point just round the corner of the museum, and it is written on our website and facebook that we are cash only. Due to the construction of the building we are unable to construct a lift. Please remember all money from the entry fee goes straight back into the running of the museum, no profit is made!

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

My husband and I visited this lovely museum on a recent trip to Ilkley where we saw well presented displays of some amazing toys, some of which we have never seen the like before - and we have seen a few ! Fantastic dolls houses, furnished in so much detail. The American " pretty village" ( circa 1900) made from card was particularly interesting - unusual to see complete with the original base depicting roads etc. Various mini shops on display as well, loved the pet shop ! Smashing display of dolls and other toys upstairs, including early tin plate toys. Particularly interesting to collectors like us. Had a nice chat with the owner as well. So glad we went.

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Laura S, Owner at Ilkley Toy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thank you for the lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your visit to us :)

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

There are some really interesting old toys here, particularly the dolls houses. I personally could have spent ages looking at all the detail in the tiny replicas of shops and houses. There are 3 rooms of old toys, one being mainly dolls and Teddy bears. It's a small museum and a very quispck visit really, not the kind of thing you'd go out of your way to do. However it's not expensive and if you find yourself in Ilkley with a half hour to spare you might find it interesting! They had done a good quiz with different ability levels and the difficult one did keep my 13 year old occupied until I was ready to leave so that's a good thing!

Thank claire0nthem0ve
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is interesting. Small selection of old toys, particularly liked the well furnished dolls house. However there were only two rooms and it did cost £3.50 for an adult. It only took about twenty minutes to look around.

Thank Ann Elizabeth H
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Laura S, Owner at Ilkley Toy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

Thank you for your feedback- I am sorry that you feel it was a bit pricy. All visitors are different in the time it takes to go round- from 20 minutes to 2 hours! A child doing one of our quizzes will typically take around 45 minutes. O the £3.50 adult entrance price, 58p of this is VAT and the rest goes towards the usual costs- gas/electric/insurance/staff- no element of profit at all!

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

While this museum is small, the benefit of that is you will look at every piece in the museum! We spent just over and hour looking at the toys from every time period and felt like we had done the museum well. Easily kept us amused and would happily go back.

Thank Capt_Anders
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